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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Alter Ego Meets Nailventurous Lacquers

Today, I have something special for you.  My favorite indie brand, Nailventurous Lacquers, paired up with a new-to-me indie brand with HUGE promise, Alter Ego!  On my nails I have two coats of Alter Ego's Beachcomber.  Beachcomber is a MATTE polish!  I did not even know that when I bought it!  It is a beautiful aqua that resembles Zoya Robyn-but matte.  In this top picture there is no top coat so that you can see the very slight shimmer to the matte base.
You probably already recognize it, but I used Nailventurous Lacquers' Rainbow Fish on my accent nails and as a loose french tip.  I thought this would be the perfect manicure to wear to my sister's surprise baby shower!
Julep Top Coat
Now, as far as application goes, Alter Ego was a little thick.  I had to shake it once in the middle of applying it.  I only used two coats for complete coverage and I had no other issues with it.  Rainbow Fish applied as well as any glitter!  What you see on my ring fingers is two coats and no manipulating of the glitters at all.
Julep Quick Dry Top Coat
I thought these two polishes complemented each other really well!
I also used a matte top coat on one hand. I notice that the matte top coat dulled the natural shimmer that Beachcomber had on its own.  I still love the matte look though!
Hard Candy Matte Top Coat
I bought four other Alter Ego polishes and I can't WAIT to try them!
To buy from Alter Ego, HERE..
To "Like" ALter Ego on Facebook, click HERE.
Nailventurous LAcquers is taking a break from making polishes, but you can be notified of her next opening by clicking HERE.
To "Like" I'm Feeling Nailventurous on Facebook, click HERE.


Whimsical Glam said...

these go together SO well!

cynthia decker said...

What a fabulous review! I love the top coat, it is a perfect match:) Thank you for your honesty, it is wonderful!

Ashley is PolishAddicted said...

LOVE this combo!!!

Jacki said...

Love love love love both polishes and the combo!